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New York Democrats move state to the left after historic legislative session  

Some moderate Democratic lawmakers are questioning the party’s liberal agenda.

Very worrying Charity condemns decision to allow Hashmatullah to bat on   15%

Brain injury association Headway has raised fresh concerns about cricket’s response to head trauma following Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi’s decision to bat on after being hit on the helmet against England.

Game recap: Detroit Tigers fall to Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7  

Detroit Tigers visit Pittsburgh Pirates for short two-game interleague series at PNC Park


'Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we're friends'  

Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations.

Mines used in tanker attack look like those shown by Iranian military, explosives expert says   3%

Debris and magnet left behind on ship bore “a striking resemblance” to Iranian limpet mines, said Navy commander.

Copa America 2019:Lionel Messi 'bitter' as Colombia stun Argentina   -8%

Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half.

New York jury convicts man who starved, branded women in sex cult   -50%

Keith Raniere, a New York man accused of running a cult-like group in which women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him, was found guilty of all charges against him by a New York jury on Wednesday.

French scepticism over vaccines reflects distrust of government   6%

French people’s ‘pathological’ relationship with the state may be a factor in anti-vax trend

France is more sceptical about vaccine safety than any other nation, research suggests. A third of French people disagree that vaccines are safe, according to the Wellcome Global Monitor survey.

This scepticism over vaccinations reflects the public’s comparatively high distrust of politicians, say experts on France’s anti-vaccine movement. The Wellcome study found France had among the highest levels of distrust of government.

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Lack of sleep linked to mental health problems for college students   -10%

(Reuters Health) - Poor sleep may be linked to a greater risk for poor mental health on college campuses, new research suggests.

Mats Hummels to join Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich   20%

The deal will be confirmed once the defender has completed his medical check with Dortmund

Notre Dame restoration pushes on as US donors replace French billionaires   17%

Promises from wealthy French businessmen for extravagant donations to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral have yet to materialize. The billionaires blame French bureaucracy. Meanwhile, U.S. donors are largely funding clean-up efforts.

7 pregnancy super foods to fight fatigue   9%

Pregnancy is a crucial phase that requires nourishment from inside out. Hence, it is essential to eat right.

Before Trump and the Kardashians, Gloria Vanderbilt Invented the Personal Brand   48%

It used to be that the very rich avoided the spotlight at all costs. Then an heiress figured out how to sell her own story and changed all that forever.

NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Leader Keith Raniere Convicted of Sex Trafficking  

Jurors found him guilty of sex trafficking, racketeering, exploitation of a child, wire fraud conspiracy, and more.

The Playlist: Taylor Swift Seeks Harmony, and 10 More New Songs  

Hear tracks by Madonna, Sturgill Simpson, Vagabon and others.

UK firms will face 'deliberate disruption' to hit zero carbon goal   40%

State ready to disrupt or phase out the most polluting business activities to meet 2050 target

UK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy, according to a report.

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has said many companies will face fundamental change, including the phasing out of the UK’s most polluting business activities.

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iOS 13: iPhones now warn users about deleting apps with active subscriptions in latest Apple beta  

Apple has been encouraging developers to use subscriptions – but some have abused option

Festive dishes for your Purim feast  

A festive meal is a mitzvah on Purim. Let these dishes keep you in the holiday spirit.

Boeing CEO concedes 'mistake' with planes in 2 fatal crashes   -10%

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes of the top-selling plane killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the U.S. aircraft maker tries to get the grounded model back in flight.

Comment: In maintaining Jones Act, the winner is Putin  

While an endless number of Americans are lecturing Europe to just say no to Russia’s “Nordstream 2” pipeline in the Baltic Sea, few noticed Russian tankers recently delivering natural gas to New England.

Congress worries that climate change will force the U.S. to pay foreign governments millions. Heres why.   -20%

Melting ice will expose toxic and nuclear waste that has been locked in for decades.

Detroit artists get life-changing $25k grants through Kresge Arts   10%

The class of 2019 is part of nearly 200 artists to date who've been awarded Kresge Artist Fellowships by Kresge Arts in Detroit.


Reports: Police are investigating man shot inside Coney Island on Detroits west side  

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on 7 Mile and Greenfield Road.


Cloud becomes new front in a cold console war   40%

A new generation of consoles is about to arrive, but cloud gaming and cross-platform services means hardware leaps aren't as important as they used to be.

Trump EPA finalizes rollback of key Obama climate rule that targeted coal plants  

The energy sector is already on track to far exceed the rule’s carbon reduction goal of 35 percent by 2035.

The 16 best games of E3 2019   31%

After a full week of glitzy announcements and hundreds of game teasers, the Guardian’s E3 correspondents pick their best of the show

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Classically trained musicians leaving Venezuela   -6%

As Venezuela sinks further into economic crisis, with thousands of Venezuelans leaving the country every day, the cultural sector is not spared. Founded in 1930, the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra is an institution in the country. But today, more and more of its musicians are forced into exile in neighbouring Colombia, unable to live from their art. Our correspondents report from Caracas and Bogota.

Tolu Latu suspended and fined by Rugby Australia   20%

Rugby Australia has issued a fine and suspension to Waratahs and Wallabies representative Tolu Latu over a drink driving incident last month.

Hong Kong protests are a loss of face for China   -12%

The are a reminder that representative government or constitutional liberty is not foreign to the people of the city-state or the region

Real Madrid unveil new signing Ferland Mendy   10%

Real Madrid welcomed new signing Ferland Mendy after he completed his medical and sealed his move from Lyon.

United vs. Philadelphia weather forecast: Comfortable but cloudy, with rain chance late   40%

Rain chances increase after 8 or 9 p.m., although it could start off light or intermittent.

Camille Perri: Its Not a Bad Time to Be Queer, if Youre Rich and White   25%

Money may buy acceptance, but many L.G.B.T.Q. people are still left on the margins.

US stocks gain as the Federal Reserve signals it could soon cut rates   11%

Wall Street stocks finished somewhat higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it could soon cut interest rates due to uncertainty over the economic outlook.As expected, the Fed kept

Israel eases Gaza maritime blockade, allows fishing 10 nautical miles out to sea   -5%

Move comes less than a week after all fishing was banned 'until further notice' following launch of airborne firebombs

Man who allegedly shot David Ortiz also wanted in New Jersey, authorities say  

Another suspect in the Ortiz shooting is believed to be a man wanted in Pennsylvania.

Former leaders hand-picked successor wins Kazakhstan presidential election by landslide   -15%

The hand-picked successor of Kazakhstan’s long-time ruler has won a sweeping victory in a presidential election, authorities said on Monday, after a voting day marred by protests and arrests.But foreign election monitors insisted the vote showed little respect for democracy.Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took 70.8 per cent of the vote in Sunday’s election, the Central Election Commission said, with his nearest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov, taking 16.2 per cent.Tokayev’s victory was never…